Conclusive proof that I have readers!
After my recent post about the Matetic EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2018, I received a reply from what I can only consider to be a loyal and maybe somewhat fanatical fan. They sent me a picture of another Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, with the caption “This is another tasty one, more refined than most.” How could I not run out and try it? Another strong reason was that they mentioned it was only $3.99 where they bought it. I didn’t go to their store, but I did find it on sale at $5.99 where I shop, regularly $7.99. On Sale is On Sale, so one was whisked away to provide another wine to review.
Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc 2016
From the Central Valley of Chile near Santiago, the vineyards of Sauvignon Blanc see a Mediterranean climate to help produce fruit-driven and crisp wines. Occasionally seeing a touch of Semillon in the blend, their Sauv Blanc is fermented from free-run juice in stainless steel to preserve that freshness.
It is difficult, and not fair, to judge the EQ and the Santa Rita side-by-side as they represent different styles of wine. I did enjoy the flavor of the Santa Rita (as well as the price) for its tropical fruit and nice citrus notes. Light and crisp on the finish, it would be fitting for a light meal as well as a nice wine to drink among friends. No one has to know how little you paid for this remarkable wine!
From the winery itself: “Living la Vida 120 means taking advantage of the simple side of life, enjoying every moment with the people you love, with no complications and in the sincerest way possible, sharing a good wine with friends and family.” Kinda what I just said, eh!
After writing and reading this post I have to admit that I could have made up this whole story just so you would believe that I have readers. That would mean that I lied! My reputation destroyed, my reviews in question, how could I go on? Whew, thank goodness that I didn’t lie, my reputation is in tack, and my excellent reviews will go on. Well, that part is still a little questionable!